He's done it!

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Sun 03 Feb '13

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Jez 'crosses the line'

After 53 days 9 hours and 1 minute, UK ultra runner Jez Bragg has arrived in Bluff, New Zealand, to complete the amazing trail of Te Araroa, which crosses from the north to the south island and covers over 3000km…

Followers of MST will have been party to regular updates from Jez, and of course via his great coverage on Twitter. Time was that news would have filtered through that he had done it a few days after it had happened, not any more, as within seconds of him arriving in Bluff images and quotes were online – the power of social media has been there for all to see on this particular journey.

Writing on his blog for the last time on a running day, he states:

There were bystanders around too, probably wondering what the heck was going on, but none of us gave a hoot. It was raw emotion for me; all my heart and soul, sweat and tears, had been put into realizing this moment, and it almost happened too suddenly to take it all in.

My body is also going to want to know what the heck is going on when I don’t run tomorrow; so I think some wind down jogging/ walking is going to be important.

From all at Mud, Sweat and Tears a heartfelt congratulations Jez, we look forward to the book!

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Some of the Te Araroa vistas have been stunning

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  1. Tony Mollica Feb 3, 04:54 AM

    What a fantastic adventure! Congratulations to Jez and his crew on a job well done. What trail runner wouldn’t want to participate in an adventure this grand?

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